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How to Keep Your Children Safe from a House Fire and Avoid the Need for Fire Damage Restoration in Hudson, WI

February 12th, 2016

Your children are a significant part of your world. You don’t know what you would do without them. To you, their safety is always a priority, but you may not know how to shield them from certain things. Fires are incredibly common, and they can happen at any time, especially in kitchens. How do you prevent house fires, and what should you do to keep your family out of harm’s way? At ServiceMaster Restoration and Cleaning, we care about our community. We hope the information below will help you in your quest. Should you have any questions about fire damage restoration, contact us at 715-643-5200.

  1. Install Smoke Alarms – The first thing you need to do is invest in smoke alarms. Some people don’t feel they are necessary. To these individuals, smoke alarms only take up room. This isn’t the case. A smoke alarm can let you know about a fire and give you the time you need to escape. The alarm is loud enough to wake you up and get your attention. Make sure there is at least one alarm on every floor. After the installation, check the batteries often.
  2. Work Out an Escape Plan for Your Home – In 2014, a fire department responded to a fire every 24 seconds. Home fires were reported every 86 seconds. If this information from the National Fire Protection Association is anything to go by, you have to be prepared. Work out an escape plan for your family and practice it as often as you can. Be aware of windows, doorways, and other exit points. Keep these exit points clear of any debris so nothing will stand in your way. Create and print a map if you think it will help.
  3. Have a Firefighter Talk to Your Children – Talk to teachers and ask them to allow a firefighter to come to class for a discussion. If this isn’t possible, find out if you can take your children to the local fire station.
  4. Always Practice Kitchen Safety – Never keep rags, paper towels, or anything flammable near the stove. Don’t leave the stove unattended if you have something cooking on it.

If your home has suffered fire damage, contact ServiceMaster Restoration and Cleaning of Hudson, WI, for fire damage restoration assistance today.


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